Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, perhaps the best middle linebacker in the history of the NFL, won his final game as a professional football player when the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.
“When God is for you, who can be agaisnt you?,” Lewis said after the game, saying there was no greater way to go out as a “champ” on his “last ride.”
Lewis–and the Ravens–thought his season was over when he tore his triceps in the middle of the season.
Lewis rehabbed in order to make a miraculous comeback for the playoffs. Before the Ravens played the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the AFC playoffs, Lewis announced this would be his last season in the NFL, saying this playoff run would be his “last ride.”
Lewis won his second Super Bowl with the Ravens.